12 New York Giants Who Won't Return Next Season

This is a pivotal offseason for Brian Daboll and the New York Giants, and that means saying goodbye to a lot of familiar faces.

Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26)
Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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11. Tyre Phillips

Turning our attention back to upcoming unrestricted free agents, there's no way the Giants should bring back Tyre Phillips.

He was fighting an uphill battle — starting the year on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad before being signed onto the Giants' active roster in October and jumping into the starting lineup in Week 7. But he doesn't get any excuses.

Another one of those "most of the line was terrible" qualifiers is needed here, but again, Phillips is a large part of why the entire line sucked.

He actually had some decent reps in pass protection from time to time, but there was zero consistency and he was straight up terrible as a run blocker. There's a reason the Giants decided to cut him from our practice squad last August, which is what allowed him to go to Philly anyway.

He'd be fine to stash on the practice squad again this season, but with 27 starts under his belt over his four NFL seasons, it wouldn't surprise me if someone wants to give Phillips a spot on their 53-man roster. That would be a mistake though, and the Giants have seen first-hand that it would be better to let Phillips walk than it would be to make that offer.